Now is the time for family lawyers and their clients to begin preparing for several revisions to the Texas Family Code that are set to take effect in 2018. The biggest, most-scrutinized change involves how courts will handle child support, which is
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, it is important to remember the rules that cover child possession to help avoid any last-minute problems or confusion. For divorced parents in Texas, a majority of child possession and access orders follow the Standard Possession Order contained
Kris founded Balekian Hayes, PLLC, in 2009 following six years at the Law Offices of Kris Balekian. She began working as an attorney after earning her law degree and a Masters of Business Administration. In the years since, she has helped countless people
For all of us hardworking moms, this is the month we’ve all been waiting for, the time we all so desperately need. Yes, it will soon be Mother’s Day weekend. This is your time to accept thanks (or maybe even a nice gift) to recognize
With telltale signs of spring appearing every day, it’s time to plan for a happy summer by starting off with a clear understanding of the various obligations and limitations contained in family court possession orders.
The Standard Possession Order provided in the Texas Family Code says a
Now that Texas has been presented a bill by the Fathers for Equal Custody movement requesting equal parenting time, its probably time to take a closer look at that possibility. Throughout history, women were always assumed to be the parent with the primary role of child rearing. Based on the sheer fact that the mid-1850’s
Coping with the pain and sorrow of a divorce is even more difficult over the holidays – especially when children are involved. The usually happy holiday season is a constant reminder of good times in the past, while reality is more in
When we meet with potential clients, they’re typically upset, confused, and unsure. They don’t understand the divorce process, what their rights are, or how they should proceed. One of the first things we explain is
A divorce isn’t easy, but it’s even more complicated when children are involved. You’ve got to divide your holidays, coordinate pick ups and drop offs, and split time between two houses.
While emotions tend to run